Kent Black Action Commission - "Launching A Legacy: A Community That Cares and Serves"
Events
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             KBAC Events    
5th Annual JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AND FESTIVAL!!

June 19, 2016 
Morrill Meadows Park
10600 SE 248th St. (up on East Hill)
Kent, Washington
10:00am-dusk

This will be a grand occasion!! One that you don't want to miss!! Not only will we be engaged with our traditional efforts for the community, we will be honoring our wonderful Fathers, as that Sunday is also Father's Day!!

There will be a host of activities, presentations, speakers, performances, an array of entertainment, fun for all and FREE food!!! We will have vendors from around the South King County region and beyond, for you to engage with and support. They will be offering up items for a raffle of products and services.  You just may walk away with something "special".

So, mark your calendars NOW and don't allow anything to get in your way of joining us for OUR celebration!! We know you will be with your loved ones, however, we want you to come and enjoy a super meal, fun activities and connecting with folks you may not have seen for a while. We're excited...how about you?

See you on the June 19th, 2016

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT:
Seatlle's own Jazz Guitarist, MICHAEL POWERS!!
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MLK Day Caravan & Rally In Olympia, Wa.
Kent:
KBAC will be joining several organizations from around Washington State for a Caravan and Rally at the State Capital in Olympia to highlight our concerns in the areas of political policy, economic justice, criminal justice, and education. KBAC will provide bus transportation to and from the event. There are approximately 25 seats left on the bus as of today. If anyone is interested in joining us on the bus, we will assemble at Kent-Meridian High School at 8:30 AM for a 9:15 AM departure to Olympia. The bus will leave on-time so be prompt. The bus will depart Olympia at 3:00 PM and return to Kent-Meridian arriving at approximately 4:00 PM. If you want to ride with us please contact Gwen at 253-486-9029 or RJ at 253-631-7944 byJanuary 15, 2016 to reserve a seat.

Seattle:
The caravan will leave 23rd and South Jackson Street in Seattle at 10:00a.m., with Seattle Police Department escort and head to Olympia, where a rally will be held at the Washington State Capitol Rotunda, from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Local churches and other entities will be providing van/bus service to parishioners and other community members.


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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!!
From all of us, to all of you, we hope and pray that this year will be full of hope for our collective future as a nation and locally. We are looking forward to all things new:
  • new beginnings
  • new awareness and caring
  • new knowledge and learning of self, culture and ancestry
  • new helps and services
  • new youth projects
  • new KBAC commissioners
  • new partnerships
  • new health and fitness
Now, since we are just getting back to school and work, after the holidays, let's do something different for our 1st meeting of 2016. Come with us as we  caravan down to Olympia to rally in the Rotunda on MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 2016.Yesssss! we are getting on the buses, in the cars, on the vans and even in some trucks down to Olympia, taking our issues to our political representatives and holding a rally in the rotunda!Please call: 253-486-9029 for an update in details for your participation and support.



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THANKSGIVING DINNER 2015

November 20th, 2015
6-8:30pm
Kent Parks Community Center (Kent Phoenix Academy)
11000 SE 264th St.
Kent, 98030
 
Please join us in support and service for the community at this annual event.  KBAC is supporting with food donations, set up help with serving and clean up.  This is an effort, on our part, to build relationships and work together with other organizations that reach out to the community needs.

If you would like to help in any way, please call Brian Steward, 253-856-5035.  He is the contact person and can answer all your questions.

We look forward to seeing you there and  sharing a meal and conversation with you, your family and your friends! Please share this with those who won't have a place to go and have a hot meal.



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JUNETEENTH IS COMING!!
JUNETEENTH IS COMING!!

We will be celebrating the 150th Year Anniversary of the time when Blacks, who were enslaved, found out they were indeed FREE!!  Juneteenth is recognized by folks in some states in the United States and we are apart the movement for it to become a National Holiday!

So, this year's event will be held on:
June 20, 2015
Morrill Meadows Park on East Hill (on SE 248th St.)
10-8pm
Our meal for the day will be served from 12-2pm.  You may participate in the meal with your ticket which you will receive at our check-in desk.

Family and friends, young and elder, the greater community of the city of Kent are all invited to come and celebrate with us. We will have excellent presentations and speakers for the day who will surprise and amaze you. We will have local entertainment on various levels and genres. The food will be "off the chain" good!! 



              CELEBRATE
   BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!

We are getting the buses ready for our Black History Month activity.

February 20, 2015 we will b hosting 1 or 2 buses of our BSU students from Kent Meridian, and other students in the Kent School District, down to Olympia for BLACK LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Thanks to great support from the administration of the Kent School District for our transportation needs, we will make it happen again. This will be our 3rd year taking the trip down!!

We are looking forward to hosting 100 students and 6-8 chaperones to be a part of this amazing day to visit and tour the State Capitol and spend time with State Senator Joe Fain andRepresentative Tina Orwall. 


The young folks will have the opportunity to voice their concerns, issues and solutions for a better life and living conditions in our greater communities in Kent and the South King County region.  This is a time to see how things work in the place where our laws and policies are determined.

For more info, please call our Executive Director, Gwen Allen-Carston at 253-486-9029.

LET'S GET ON THE BUS Y'ALL!!!
Buses loads @  Kent Meridian 7:00-7:30 AM
Depart promptly at 7:30 AM
Arrive in Olympia @ 8:30 AM
Convene with A. Phillip Randolph group @ 9:00AM -12:00pm
1:00-1:30 PM meet with Senator Fain and Representative Tina Orwall
2:00PM Tour the Capitol
3:00PM Bus loads for return to Kent